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The annual observation of a world-wide Interfaith Harmony Week is taking place during the first seven days of February 2011.
The plight of Christians in the Middle East and a call for churches to seek just-peace in the world are among the agenda items for the WCC Central Committee.
National Council of Churches USA members have joined the Coptic Orthodox Church in North America in a three-day period of prayer and fasting for Egypt.
This year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, currently running, is drawing on resources produced in partnership with the churches of Jerusalem.
Some 40 theologians, most of them indigenous and representing different regions of the world, will meet in La Paz, Bolivia this weekend.
The US and Russian nuclear arms reduction treaty "is especially meaningful in what is for Christians the season of peace,” says the head of the World Council of Churches.
A Christian team visiting the Philippines ahead of the 2011 global church convocation on peace, has heard how people there are facing up to violence.
Church and civil society groups have expressed "guarded hope" about the outcome of the Cancun climate change conference, which produced mixed outcomes.
A delegation of the World Council of Churches to the Cancun Climate Change Conference in Mexico has criticized the lack of action during the last decade.
The head of the WCC has given the Pope a pair of thick gloves to see off what some have called "an ecumenical winter" in inter-church relations.